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cheers - smiling flower
Posted on 2013.01.05 at 14:50
you need to thank me for my service because i have introduced you to many new things, like the word, "fucktard," probably. i might even have invented that word, although i really can't keep track of these things anymore. my brain has been a real oskwanaap lately. oigh. gluten. why do you think they call it "my-grain"? i have resorted to nanoparticle technology, blocking my BBB with tiny microskeletons of diotamaceous earth and flowers are growing out of my heepenjeebers. Maybe i'm gay. http://www.gaiamtv.com/


Evil Tracey
eviltracey at 2013-01-05 21:34 (UTC) (Lien)
Be careful with that diatomaceous earth - it's nasty if you breathe any in.

It's supposed to be a good flea-killer for dogs and cats. I learned that using a dog's flea powder can be fatal if it's used on a cat (I assume because cats are always licking themselves).
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2013-01-05 21:52 (UTC) (Lien)
Right you are! But not so much for food-grade diotomes, which are not sharp, but rounded.

It is wonderful knowing about (gg) DE for fleas, as well as cedar and clove oils - this completely eliminates the "need" for using the toxic drops, which i despised - having cfs following a chemical exposure - possibly followed up w/ exposure to flea bomm spray.

Havng sprinkled gg DE in various places, every damn insect in the apartment died - it was amazing. However, cockroaches, IMO, apparently can teach their young to avoid it, so they didn't completely disappear. But when DE works, it really works.

Edited at 2013-01-05 21:53 (UTC)
Evil Tracey
eviltracey at 2013-01-05 22:08 (UTC) (Lien)
Aside on DE:

The Coast Salish (who are known for their textiles) used to process the fibre they used for making blankets with diatomaceous earth - it kept away the moths and the bedbugs and any number of nasty beasties.

(I spent my Christmas holiday reading a book on the history of the "Cowichan" sweater.)
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2013-01-06 00:25 (UTC) (Lien)
that is pretty damned amazing!

i have a goodly amount of both types, now. i do wonder about being too liberal with the sharp gg stuff - like on cloth, sheets - though. it's like asbestos. but i wonder if food grade might work a little. the idea of cockroaches in my bed is just too much.
Evil Tracey
eviltracey at 2013-01-06 04:40 (UTC) (Lien)
The food grade is not to be inhaled, either. (It's still silica, just slightly rounder). It's also used in grain silos to keep bugs off the grain.

The Coast Salish worked the DE into animal fibres (from some kind of wild goat, IIRC, as well as from a now-extinct dog) before they spun them - the book didn't specify how - they also processed the DE themselves. They used a big, honkin' spindle - about the size of a toilet plunger - to spin the wool.

This is the author's website: http://sylviaolsen.ca . I wish I went to her book reading last October.
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2013-01-06 16:44 (UTC) (Lien)
thanks for remindng me about the grain silos,i forgot. but yes, at least it is edible. it makes sense that it is not to be inhaled, although i don't recall a warning. but my impression is that it is completely rounded. whatever. brain's gotta go now.
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